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WILMA STANLEY obituary

 


ROCKY BOY - Wilma Stanley, Wah-wi-to-ch, 74, of Rocky Boy

died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, of natural causes at a Great Falls Hospital.

A wake service began Sunday evening at the Rocky Boy Catholic

Church. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rocky Boy Catholic Church with the Rev. Ray Nyquist officiating. The committal rite will follow at the Rocky Boy Cemetery.

Wilma was born on Oct. 24, 2003 to Jack and Molly (Gopher) Myers in Conrad. She was a great-grandniece of Chief Rocky Boy. She attended schools in Great Falls.

In 1946 she married Martin Stanley and the couple moved to Rocky Boy where they made their home.

Wilma occupied her time playing bingo and attending powwows, spiritual gatherings and sweats.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Molly (Gopher) Myers, and her husband of 57 years, Martin Stanley.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas Stanley of Rocky Boy, Harvey (Drucilla) Stanley of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, James (Dolores) Stanley of Great Falls; daughters, Joyce Stanley and Glenda (John) Winterrowd of Great Falls; granddaughters she raised, Lynette Stanley of Valdosta, Ga., and Brenda Williams of Boston, Mass .; sisters, Anna Albert of Great Falls, Arlene Pitzer of Salt Lake City, Utah, Darlene Ortiz of Placentia, Calif .; Ruth Reyes of San Antonio, Texas, Peggy Myers of Great Falls and Yvonne Myers of Fallon, Nev .; brother, Lawrence Myers of Rocky Boy; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.

 

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